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Smoky Black Bean Dip

Smoky Black Bean Dip Recipe is an easy healthy appetizer that gets it’s subtle smoky flavor from chipotle chilies. Ready in 15 minutes!

Black Bean Dip recipe

Smoky Black Bean Dip

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a good weekend.

Ours was low key. Friday night we went to Hofbrauhaus and had a couple beers and a huge German pretzel.  It was a good prep for the real thing in a month. Our son got a kick out of the German band that was playing (always a good distraction for the toddlers out there).    We find that taking our son to restaurants these days can be hard so we are always looking for places with something to distract him.

Now to do a total 180 from German food …lets talk about this Smoky Black Bean Dip. Cinco de Mayo is in less than a month and this would be a perfect appetizer to have at your party.  I eat this Smoky Black Bean Dip any time of the year but if you  need an excuse, there you go. 🙂

The smoky flavor that the chipotle chilies in adobo sauce adds is a nice change from traditional black bean dip.

Easy Smoky Black Bean Dip

Black beans are not only healthy (protein and fiber packed) but filling.  We eat a lot of black bean dips in my house (like this Baked Black Bean Dip).  I saw this Smoky Black Bean Dip in a magazine recently and knew I had to try it.  My husband, the taste tester, went out of his way to tell me how good this dip was not once, but twice.

I love dips because they are very customizable to your tastes. I followed this recipe closely (I subbed Greek yogurt for sour cream) but you could easily use more or less of the chipotle chilies in adobo sauce. You could add some chopped tomatoes and avocado as garnish.  The sky is the limit with something like this — experiment and have fun with it.

Smoky Black Bean Dip recipe

In less than 15 minutes you can have this Smoky Black Bean Dip in front of you ready to snack on with a nice cold beer or margarita.  Can’t beat that!



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Sunday 1st of December 2019

[…] bean dips happen to be among my favorite including this Cheesy Fiesta Baked Black Bean Dip and this Smoky Black Bean Dip.  Black beans are a great base for many different variations of black bean […]


Sunday 24th of March 2019

Love your bean dip. I do it a little differently since I like my bean dip chunky so i add beans last with just a couple of pulses. I also use pintos as an alternate dip.


Monday 25th of March 2019

I love that you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing! Pinto beans is a great idea. Trying that one soon!

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Thursday 18th of April 2013

I love a good dip, especially one that has some spices in it :)

A Cedar Spoon

Friday 19th of April 2013

Me too!


Tuesday 16th of April 2013

I love German restaurants :). And loud restaurants with music are great for toddlers :)

This dip looks amazing! Love everything about it.

A Cedar Spoon

Tuesday 16th of April 2013

Thanks Aggie! I agree---it is funny how your priorities change in terms of a restaurant once you have kids. The first thing I think is if it is loud enough so when my 19 month old has a melt down I won't get dirty looks! :)